Waking up early is a necessity common and uncomfortable for many, and many articles have been written on how to wake up early, usually dealing with aspects of discipline, preparation the night before, the right time to go to sleep, what to eat, etc.
Are important aspects and certainly we will talk of them in the future, but today we will devote ourselves to an extremely important point that can facilitate getting up early on a regular basis with far less pain: learn to obey the alarm.
Let’s assume: it’s like we have 2 personalities, one of which definitely show the alarm the night before to the time that you know you need to wake up, and another is that you hear the alarm ringing and imagines a thousand apologies to press the button Snooze times, or even for indefinite delay the appointment in the morning and stay in bed just a little bit “.
There are treatments and technologies that try to help, but a simple trick, as in almost all matters involving discipline to change a bad habit is to reduce the power that this second personality Sleepyhead has, conditioning the behavior that should be executed when the alarm clock rings in the morning.
Wake up early: how to make
Few of us think clearly in the first few minutes after waking, and so at this time the tendency is to meet the most basic instincts and desires: the comfort of the bed, the need for sleep.
It is, therefore, a conditioning. Let the alarm at least 2 m of bed and train a few times, when awake, and over the course of a few days, set the alarm for 3 or 5 minutes in, then lie in bed and look for relaxing, lifting as soon as the alarm goes off, and repeating the process a few more times, to begin to fix the behavior.
In those days. When is set the alarm clock “for real“, preferably to the same time (at least in the first month, while the habit is formed), put him to awaken in the deadline, and not in a previous time allowing press the button snooze a few times. At the time this button is an enemy of your habit.
During their practices, also your first pós-desligamento action of the alarm clock. It is important that this first action takes place outside the room and without the need for conscious decision. It’s the same every day, and get you out of bed without having to think.
This first day action must occur in a bright environment (even if by artificial light), and immediately lead to a fixed routine of type make a brief stretching, morning hygiene, get to play music “to wake up”, turn on the news, have breakfast, wear clothing that has already been prepared the day before, look at the calendar, e-mail, etc. and while you are forming the habit should be done always in the same order without having to decide every day.
After a brief period of practice (which should occur both in your actual time of awakening, as in “exercises” when you are awake), the alarm clock will soon be associated with getting out of bed, leaving the room and an initial action that leads to a series of others, that you will run on that State of unconsciousness that characterizes the early of the day for many of us.
For most people, the habit of waking up on a fixed schedule, once signed, also makes it easier to get to sleep the next night and your body will take the time to go to sleep, although you should take special care during the period of adjustment, and consult a professional or your doctor of confidence whenever you have questions about sleep and health!
After the habit formed, you can put the alarm clock on the bedside table and even vary the daily hours of waking up, knowing that the tap on the scheduled time will be enough to make you get up and put your moving day, well before the first conscious decision relevant to the day turn out to be necessary.